Morning chores are done, just trying to warm up a bit. However it is warmer today than yesterday. so that's a plus.
I am wondering if things in my community are worse then we feared or being reported. Why am I thinking that?
First I got a mass email from the principal of two of my sons school. The email asked if we would go through are closets and pull out shoes that our children may have out grown. The letter states that he has already done this and gave the shoes to a child there that needed them.
Next I received a note from the teacher. They are asking that we send shoes to school so that the new gym floor stays nice. The note says that the shoes do not need to be new, just free of debris. If buying new shoes, don't spend more than $20, and if you need help purchasing shoes to let her know and that they will help.
Shoes, shoes for kids. It makes me wonder about things.
Next, I was talking with the electric company collections officer, and I just happened to catch a glimpse at his who to collect from list. Normally it is a relatively small list, but this time it had at least 100 people, if not more. He was out warning these people that their power would be turned off as soon as the overnight temperatures reach over 32F. He likes my cows and will stop and chat when he sees us out.
I am concerned about my community, and what could be happening to it. And I'm not sure what I can do to help. We aren't fairing much better than most of these people, but at least we are not drowning .. . any more